The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Women’s Institute of Housing and Economic Development broke ground on Victory Gardens on October 10, 2012. Victory Gardens will be 74 units of permanent supportive housing for Veterans, at-risk Veterans and their families built on the grounds of the local VA Connecticut Healthcare System Newington, Connecticut, campus off of Willard Avenue.
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This housing project is one of the nation’s first housing projects to be developed under the VA Enhanced-Use Lease program, which provide for long-term leases of portions of VA lands and buildings for affordable and supportive housing for Veterans.
The project will consist of 7 townhouses with 40 one bedroom units, 22 two bedroom units and 12 three bedroom units. Units will have a range of affordability for individuals and families earning from 25% and 60% of HUD’s area median income, with 37 units dedicated for homeless Veterans or those at risk of homeless households.
Read more about the groundbreaking at the New Britain Herald.